Manager, Talent Management

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – M – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of Human Resources
Talent Management
Full/Part Time:


We are seeking a talent-focused individual who thrives in a learning focused culture. In this role, the Manager, Talent Management works collaboratively with diverse audiences to deliver leading performance management and professional development strategies throughout the University. Ability to manage a team effectively is essential. This thought leader partners with leadership, staff, faculty and other key stakeholders to deliver and drive talent-related strategies, tools, processes and policies in the areas of coaching, talent assessment, competency development, succession planning, and 360-degree feedback processes to grow and sustain a high-performing organizational culture. Additionally, the manager will oversee training enrollment activities and partner with colleagues in the Centers of Expertise (COEs) as well as Professional Services teams in the areas of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion; Talent Acquisition; Compensation; Labor and Employee Relations; HR Communications and HRIT to support the HR Transformation and change initiatives. Responsibilities will include the implementation of University-wide Learning and Performance initiatives based on the vision and strategic direction established by the Talent, Diversity, and Inclusion COE. Provide best-in-class programs and services to include talent management, leadership and management development, organizational effectiveness, and individual and organizational development. Ensure alignment with Human Resource Strategic plan, Finance & Business Strategic plan and University Strategic plan. Serve as change management champion for Human Resources initiatives including the recent implementation of Workday and the HR Transformation. Lead and implement large-scale University-wide learning and development initiatives including but not limited to performance management, succession planning, talent assessment, professional development, employee onboarding, coaching and oversight of learning-related shared services activities. Provide strategic leadership and consultation University-wide to departments, colleges, Deans, and Administrators in the area of Learning and Performance. Collaborate with other workplace learning entities across the University. Responsible for managing the Learning program budget as well as third party vendors. This includes but is not limited to: vendor selection, vendor oversight, vendor invoicing, curriculum development, and scheduling. Responsible for the management/oversight of talent and performance related software. This includes, but is not limited to: liaising with developers/IT, analytics oversight, change management and messaging, curriculum and enrollment management. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher plus ten years of related experience; demonstrated track record of success in talent management solutions in talent management, performance management, talent review, succession planning, learning and development, talent assessment, team building, organization development and design, strategic workforce planning, and leadership assessment. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred. Preferred degree fields in Organizational Effectiveness, Human Resource Management or Business and/or related field. Ten plus (10) year’s management and talent management experience. Excellent written, presentation and verbal skills with demonstrated experience in managing employees to achieve success. A strategic thinker familiar with project management, change management, workforce planning, and executive coaching. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. This position is located at the Penn State University Park campus located in State College, a university town in central.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088